End Users & Smart City Innovation

End Users & Smart City Innovation

↑      Photo:  Getty The focus on citizen needs, on end-users, has developped into a key theme to re-orient (“transform”) Smart City thinking, planing and execution.  In essence it is no different to what marketing people and...
MaaS that Matters is MaaS that Scales

MaaS that Matters is MaaS that Scales

This article explores the implications of MaaS becoming mainstream rather than just an  innovative niche application            by Sampo Hietanen, CEO and Founder of MaaS Global     –    4 March 2020 Sampo’s Blog: MaaS that Matters is MaaS that Scales Whenever a...
Will more bicycles really help green growth?

Will more bicycles really help green growth?

This excellent article positions biking within the context of the industrial social & economic impacts of a significant switch from cars to bikes                    by Simon Kuper    –   20 Feb. 2020 Will more bicycles really help green growth? The...
The 15 Minute City

The 15 Minute City

Thinking the city, starting from the way people lead their daily lives and then seeking to improve this, is kind of self-evident but not always applied. Time is increasingly a scarce resource for city dwellers, so an important domain in which to design solutions...
Finance for energy in Africa

Finance for energy in Africa

↑     A 500W solar system in a rural village in Uganda Image: USAID on Flickr This excellent article show how a conceptual and business model prardigm shift can unlock opportunities and possibilities that are not apparent in the traditional energy market framework    ...